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Podcast: Egyptian Crucifixions: Fact or Fiction?

Sky News Arabia reported Muslims crucifying Christians. INR's Tamar Yonah interviews an investigative reporter to find out the inside scoop.
By Israel National Radio staff
First Publish: 8/27/2012, 9:00 PM

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Coptic protest in Los Angeles
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Sky News Arabia reported on August 9th that opponents of Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi were put to death and hanged from trees or crucified outside the presidential palace in Egypt. The story was removed shortly after being posted on the Internet.   
  
Israel National Radio's Tamar Yonah interviewed investigative reporter Douglas J. Hagmann, director of the Northeast Intelligence Network about the issue on her latest radio show.  
  
Hagmann says his organization has been monitoring members-only websites in Arabic and other resources and believes that executions did in fact take place. "I believe that individuals were killed and then put on crosses and put up as a kind of trophy. I don't believe the actual crucifixion was the cause or manner of death."

Hagmann says that whether or not that specific incident of crucifixions, or hangings can be verified, there is ample evidence of such incidents in other places. "We have seen them crucifying their opponents. Some cases include incidents in the Ivory Coast. We have some definite evidence from Indonesia and one in Iraq."  
  
Arabic writer Walid Shoebat, a frequent guest on the Tamar Yonah show, reported that Al-Haq wa-Dalal Radio interviewed several eyewitnesses to the killings. Journalist Jonathan Kay of the National Post in Canada called the news reports a hoax.

Hagmann added that, in general, the Coptic Christian community in Egypt faces deadly opposition from the Muslim Brotherhood. 
  
For the full interview on the issue download the latest episode of the News and Views Call-In Show with Tamar Yonah by clicking here.  

Arutz Sheva staff writer Ben Bresky contributed to this report.   

The Tamar Yonah Show covers the news of the day, as well as interviews respected authors, journalists, and politicians about the burning issues facing Israel and the Western World in our age of globalism. She also hosts a segment called, 'The Arab Report' with former Muslim Arabs, who blow the whistle on what the Arab Muslim world is saying - in Arabic, as opposed to what they tell you in English. The program airs live Sundays 3pm-5pm Israel time / 8am-10am US eastern time. Also every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening at 9pm Israel time / 2pm US Eastern. Call toll free from the USA/Canada/Israel at 1-888-780-2425. For podcast archives click here. For the Tamar Yonah Show podcast archives click here